Michelle Yeoh, at podium, in fringed while dress, smiling, holding Oscar award. Photo by Chris Pizello

Nerds of a Feather reports on the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) bookfair in Seattle last weekend.

A speculative fiction feature, Everything Everywhere All At Once, swept the Oscars on Sunday.

In Argentina, an immersive drama introduces participants to an eerie underground labyrinth and the woman architect who designed it.

Leigh Bardugo has signed a new contract with MacMillan that will see her producing works across the company’s imprints for many years, for many millions. (Is it appropriate to say she “pulled a Scalzi?”)

Derivative! It’s considered a negative, usually, for a writer, but James Davis Nicoll’s article looks at some of the positives. Okay, not very many, but some.

When Daredevil; Born Again premieres on Disney+ next year, we might see some new faces for familiar characters.

Two new scientific studies provide evidence that bees can learn from each other.

From December, this book-blogger provides a list of 2023 YA fantasy releases. From January, LitHub gives us a sampler of upcoming SFF books, too.

Also from LitHub, a challenging article by Ursula LeGuin’s daughter Theo Downes-LeGuin, on revising her mother’s CATWING children’s books for a modern audience. Downes-LeGuin is logical and thoughtful in her reasoning here (and it was seven words, across three books), but I’m sure this will start conversations in the world. (Thanks to File770.)

Mrs. Davis, premiering on Peacock in April, looks hilarious.

A colony of winged dinosaurs in Oregon? Hints only, at this point, but what a story prompt!


  • Marion Deeds

    Marion Deeds, with us since March, 2011, is the author of the fantasy novella ALUMINUM LEAVES. Her short fiction has appeared in the anthologies BEYOND THE STARS, THE WAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE, STRANGE CALIFORNIA, and in Podcastle, The Noyo River Review, Daily Science Fiction and Flash Fiction Online. She’s retired from 35 years in county government, and spends some of her free time volunteering at a second-hand bookstore in her home town.